The CPSIA introduced significant requirements for children’s products, and deciding if you have a children’s product is an important determination. This session is going to focus on the interpretation of children’s products and the regulations that apply.
Key Learning Objectives:
- Product safety
- Children's products
- Product responsibility resources
- Identifying hazards
- Compliance standards
Tim Brown, MAS is the Product Responsibility Manager for Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). In 2013 he brought his background in supplier relations, sourcing, and vendor compliance to his role at PPAI with the intent of driving member advocacy and communicating product safety issues throughout the industry.
Prior to joining PPAI, Brown worked at Cintas Promotional Products, as the supplier relationship manager where he implemented industry leading supplier management best practices. He has served on the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) Distributor Advocacy Council, as well as on the board of directors for Tri-State Promotional Products Association (TSPPA) as the 2012 president. He also served as a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG). Because of his leading efforts in product safety and supply chain best practices, Brown was named one of the 2012 PPB Rising Stars.
Haley Will is an Account Executive for UL Verification Services focusing primarily on the Premiums and Promotional Products industries. Haley supports new and existing UL clients by developing and enhancing their Quality Assurance Programs. Haley also manages UL’s relationship with PPAI and serves as a proactive point of contact for members to provide technical expertise in areas of global compliance, industry standards and brand specifications.
Previously, Haley worked in Client Services as a global account manager focusing on promotional products, toys and children’s products. Responsibilities included daily management of domestic and global accounts, review of technical data and test results, and acting as the primary liaison between clients and labs. Haley has been with UL (formerly STR) since 2009 and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Springfield College in Marketing and Business Management.
Jennifer Buoniconti is a client service supervisor for UL Consumer Products, focusing primarily on the toy and children’s products industry. Some of her responsibilities include management of domestic and global accounts, product evaluation and quoting, and review of technical data and results. Buoniconti acts a technical expert and resource for clients and her team of client service specialists, answering technical questions and providing support and guidance through interpretation of standards, rules and regulations. Jennifer has been with UL (formerly STR) since 2008 and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Keene State College.